As human beings we have a pretty amazing mechanism known as metabolic flexibility that allows us to switch between burning carbohydrates for energy and fat for energy. This is known as metabolic flexibility, and the higher that flexibility, the more efficient we are at using food for energy, and so able to lose and manage our body fat.
The problem is most of us have low metabolic flexibility through a combination of poor diet, lack of movement and lifestyle (stress can play a big part if mucking with your metabolism).
The good news is that you can in effect, train your metabolism to become more flexible by making adaptions to your eating, movement and lifestyle, which make it easier to lose weight and keep it off.
There are really simple things you can incorporate daily, small tweaks to your eating habits and diets, that add up to make a huge difference to your metabolism.
That means more energy, less body fat, faster metabolism, greater metabolic flexibility.
If you’d like to know more then together with Claire, we’re running a free course next week on Optimising Your Hormone Health and Resetting Your Metabolism.
If you’re also interested in how declining testosterone levels as we age interplays with the above, and what you can do about it, then I’m running a free workshop for men on Tuesday evening on Optimising Your Performance Over 45.
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